Takehiro is SVP and General Manager of the 6G Laboratories in NTT DOCOMO, Inc. He joined NTT Laboratories back in 1990.
Takehiro has been engaged in R&D and the standardization activities for the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. Starting October 2014 he has been the Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee of 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum(5GMF) in Japan. Additionally, he has also been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since 1999, therefore as a contributor to 3GPP TSG-RAN and as a chairman from April 2009 to March 2013.
He is also very active in standardization of C-V2X/Connected Car in ARIB and ITS Info-communications Forum in Japan and is now a leader of Cellular System Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum.